This weekend we had our local gun show at the convention center. There was a good turnout of spectators and dealers/non dealers. I did manage to sell a rifle there just by carrying it and talking to mostly non dealers. I did not get as much as I wanted but was satisfied on the price I got. I almost bought another pistol, but I need the money so had to abandon that idea. It's not shameful to be broke but darned inconvenient. The biggest thing I noticed was the lack of long guns. There were 2 booths with AR style rifles but most were handguns. Prices on handguns are out of sight. A very worn Colt .38 revolver had an asking price of $575.00. I saw quite a few Colt 1911 70 series and prices varied from $1500.00-3500.00. Knives were another point of interest and they had about 15 tables full of knives. I did buy a 1973 Herter's catalog and have had fun skimming through it. They sold everything including fancy grade stocks, reloading materials, fishing equipment and boats. You could buy a 16' aluminum boat back in the day for $250.00 and a trailer to haul it on for approx. $175.00. Fancy engraved French walnut stock for a Remington 760 with intricate engraving, grade 5 wood, with shoulder pad and glass bedded went for $65.00 back in the day. All you had to do was send in your rifle and they would do the work and send it back. Price was for stock and fore end and if you wanted the fore end double engraved that costs another $5.00.The engraving was all done by hand by Herter's technicians. Where are they now? All in all, it was a good day and a day at a gun show sure beats a day sitting at home in the heat we have now.